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The 2021-22 Ashes will be fought out over five Tests between Australia and England in the Southern Hemisphere summer. The Aussies have a dominant record on home soil and will start the series as hot favourites to retain the urn. BettingSite.com.au will be covering the Ashes extensively from a gambling perspective. You can navigate around this page with the following tabs.
|Teams:||Australia vs England|
|Who is hosting:||Australia|
|Dates:||December 2021 – January 2022|
|Venues:||The Gabba, Adelaide Oval, MCG, SCG, Perth Stadium|
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The England squad that heads to Australia this summer will be missing a few old foes. Moeen Ali has retired from international cricket, Ben Stokes has ruled himself out for the tour, and Jofra Archer is unavailable as he recovers from surgery on an elbow injury. Old stagers Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad will lead a bowling attack that lacks real pace, while superstar skipper Joe Root is the only batter in the squad who averages better than 40 in Test cricket.
The Australians have yet to name their Ashes squad, but we can expect to see many of the usual suspects. Tim Paine will retain the captaincy, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne are locks in the batting order, and the bowling lineup of Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc just about picks itself. The rest of the side, however, is not is stone.
|First Test:||December 8-12||Brisbane, Queensland||To come|
|Second Test:||December 16-20||Adelaide, South Australia||To come|
|Third Test:||December 26-30||Melbourne, Victoria||To come|
|Fourth Test:||January 5-9||Sydney, New South Wales||To come|
|Fifth Test:||January 14-18||Perth, Western Australia||To come|
|Double Chance||$1.20 win or draw||$4.50 win or draw|
Series Result: This bet type is the most simple. You have three options, Australia, England or draw, and you just have to back the result you think will occur.
Draw no bet: This shortens the odds on the Aussies and Poms, but also removes the draw risk from the equation. If the match is drawn, you get your money back.
Correct series score: It gets harder here. Not only do you have to pick the winner of the series, but you also have to correctly predict exactly how many Tests each team will win.
Double chance: This one gives you two bites of the cherry. You can bet England or Australia and if either of them wins, you get paid. But, if it’s a draw. You’re cooked. Similarly, you can back England or draw, or Australia or draw.
Player props: Here’s where it gets really tough, but also really enjoyable. Pick your favourite players and follow their success. Back your player to score the most runs or take the most wickets – across the entire series – and you’ll be rolling in it if they have massive performances.
To regain/retain The Ashes: Simply, back the team you think will be holding the Ashes at the end of the series. If the Ashes holder either wins or draws the series, then you win if you back them, but the team that is chasing the Ashes must win the series to reclaim it.
Win draw win: Similar to the series result, except this applies to each match. You have to find the result of the Test, whether it is Australia, England or draw.
Highest opening partnership: Which side has the best openers? Back them in to outscore their opponent’s opening pair in each innings. All they have to do is have more runs on the board than their opponent when the first wicket falls in each innings.
Draw no bet: Again, this one is similar to the series one, except it removes the draw from the equation from the game. It can be especially helpful when rain is forecast, because you will get your money back if there happens to be a ton of play lost due to the bad weather.
Player props: Last one that’s similar to the series player props. Except it applies to each innings of each individual Test match. So back the guy you think will take the most wickets or make the most runs in each innings of the match.
Back the home side: These days, it genuinely feels like a 50-50 every time an Ashes series rolls around. And that means both sides have strong claims. Often though, the home team knows its home conditions and that should hold them in good stead. The Aussies, with their fast, bouncy wickets love the rock coming onto them, while the Poms are the kings of swing and play it just as well as they bowl it on their slow, low, seaming decks.
Form goes out the door: Usually we would say “make sure you look at the form” before you bet on an event, but we only pay passing interest to this when it comes to the Ashes. These two teams are capable of producing stunning results, even when nothing is going their way. They both lift for each other, which produces high quality, often thrilling cricket.
Back the best: The blokes with bat and ball who spearhead their attacks are usually the men who stand up in the face of Ashes pressure. Steve Smith and David Warner for the Aussies always tend to produce, while Joe Root is a monster for the Englishmen. Follow the champions with player betting. That’s where the cash is.
Cricket’s greatest rivalry. Australia, England, battling it out for that little urn. The Ashes is the cricket series to end all series, pitting the traditional rivals against each other in a test of will and skill.
First played in 1882, the term The Ashes, is derived from the famous obituary, published in British newspaper The Sporting Times, in 1882, which stated English cricket had died and “the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia”. It was the first time Australia had beaten the Poms on their home soil and sent the nation into mourning.
It finally showed that Australia was a viable opponent and led to the rivalry as we know it today.
The Ashes urn, which remains at the MCC Museum, at the storied Lords in England, is believed to contain the ashes of a cricket bail, although historians are only 95 per cent sure that is fact.
The rich history of the Ashes has produced some of the greatest series and single test matches you will ever see.
Played over five Tests since 1998, Australia dominated for many years, winning eight in a row between 1989 and 2003 before England claimed a 2-1 victory, that was followed by a 5-0 whitewash by the Aussies in 2007 – the first time that had occurred.
The Poms won three straight after that, with Australia briefly grabbing them back in 2014 before surrendering them the next year. That trend has flipped, however, with the Aussies asserting their dominance at home while drawing the 2019 series away to retain the Ashes for the first time since 2002-03.
The most storied statistically current Australian or English player is ex-England captain Alastair Cook, who needs just 400 runs to, to move into the top 10 scorers in Ashes history. A top 10 which includes Ponting, Allan Border, Don Bradman and the great English batsmen like Jack Hobbs.
While only one series splits Australia (33 wins) and England (32 wins) in the overall tally, the Brits have had the wood over their old enemy in recent years. England has won five of the last eight series and was the last team to win it away from home, although that record is somewhat tarnished by Australia’s big wins in 2014-15 (5-0) and 2017-18 (4-0). View all results.
Every Australian online bookie already has extensive betting markets on the Ashes series, including on the first Test at Brisbane. It will pay to keep an eye on all the cricket betting sites offers and bonuses in the days leading up to the series opener. Sportsbet.com.au is our no.1 bookie for Australian summer of cricket, but the reality is there are plenty of options.